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Karen Hale

Karen Hale

"Using the basic elements of color, design, and texture, I create a vibrant and opulent canvas which both pleases and stimulates the art lover. The absence of recognizable objective forms leads you on your own journey of discovery."

Karen Hale's artist father taught her to use power tools by the time she was eleven, while her mother taught her the home arts. Her fascination with materials even at that early age led to her artistic growth. Today, she is able to look anywhere around her and see line, form, and texture, and to transfer these ideas to a canvas. The ability to use layered color brings each piece to a captivating conclusion.

Hale constructs her paintings with layers of thick and thin color that is washed, glazed, or scumbled, In her Serenity Series, she use the smooth canvas to let the colors work, flow, and interact with each other. She may use acrylic paints, mediums, papers, fabric, metallic leafing, chalk pastels, or graphite. The results are a delight of color and texture, resulting in depth that draws the viewer in.

Karen Hale has been a professional artist for more than 45 years. She learned at her father's side, and even though she has no formal training, she has demonstrated a natural mastery of the arts. Over the years, she has worked in many art forms and therefore has the understanding of how various materials work together--and she dares to try.

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On a Journey
Painted Wall Sculpture

$ 550
$ 467.50
And So It Goes
Painted Wall Sculpture

$ 550
$ 467.50
Wisp of an Echo
Painted Wall Sculpture

$ 300
$ 255
Eager to Shine
Painted Wall Sculpture

$ 300
$ 255
Wanderlust
Painted Wall Sculpture

$ 300
$ 255
A Moment Suspended
Acrylic Painting

$ 3,200
$ 2,720
Wild Garden
Painted Wall Sculpture

$ 300
$ 255
Reverie
Painted Wall Sculpture

$ 300
$ 255
In A Single Moment
Acrylic Painting

$ 3,200
$ 2,720
Fanciful
Acrylic Painting

$ 1,800
$ 1,530
Calm Waters
Acrylic Painting

$ 650
$ 552.50
On Impulse
Acrylic Painting

$ 2,600
$ 2,210
Find Your Way
Acrylic Painting

$ 2,600
$ 2,210
Morning Hues
Acrylic Painting

$ 65
$ 55.25
Land and Sky
Acrylic Painting

$ 98
$ 83.30
Of Other Times
Mixed-Media Painting

$ 1,900
$ 1,615
Out of the Depths
Mixed-Media Painting

$ 4,400
$ 3,740
Elevated Spirit
Acrylic Painting

$ 3,300
$ 2,805
Blue Bouquet
Acrylic Painting

$ 65
$ 55.25
SOLD
Beachside 2 by Karen  Hale (Acrylic Painting)
Beachside 2
Acrylic Painting

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Pink Display 2
Acrylic Painting

$ 65
$ 55.25
SOLD
Sea Grass by Karen  Hale (Acrylic Painting)
Sea Grass
Acrylic Painting

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Changes 2
Acrylic Painting

$ 65
$ 55.25
Riverside
Acrylic Painting

$ 65
$ 55.25
In Bloom 2
Acrylic Painting

$ 65
$ 55.25
Exploration
Mixed-Media Painting

$ 3,800
$ 3,230
Autumnal 2
Acrylic Painting

$ 65
$ 55.25
SOLD
Nosegay by Karen  Hale (Acrylic Painting)
Nosegay
Acrylic Painting

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Solitary Scene
Mixed-Media Painting

$ 1,875
$ 1,593.75
In Bloom 1
Acrylic Painting

$ 65
$ 55.25
SOLD
Off Shore 2 by Karen  Hale (Acrylic Painting)
Off Shore 2
Acrylic Painting

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Grounded In Gold
Mixed-Media Painting

$ 1,875
$ 1,593.75
SOLD
Blue Persuasion by Karen  Hale (Mixed-Media Painting)
Blue Persuasion
Mixed-Media Painting

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Changes 1
Acrylic Painting

$ 65
$ 55.25
SOLD
Autumn Gold by Karen  Hale (Acrylic Painting)
Autumn Gold
Acrylic Painting

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Autumnal 1
Acrylic Painting

$ 65
$ 55.25
SOLD
Light and Shadow 4 by Karen  Hale (Acrylic Painting)
Light and Shadow 4
Acrylic Painting

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Salt Air
Acrylic Painting

$ 1,400
$ 1,190
SOLD
Light and Shadow 3 by Karen  Hale (Acrylic Painting)
Light and Shadow 3
Acrylic Painting

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SOLD
Take A Walk by Karen  Hale (Acrylic Painting)
Take A Walk
Acrylic Painting

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Interlude 1
Acrylic Painting

$ 65
$ 55.25
Lyrical 1
Acrylic Painting

$ 65
$ 55.25
Artscape 6
Acrylic Painting

$ 65
$ 55.25
Artscape 1
Acrylic Painting

$ 65
$ 55.25
SOLD
Artscape 4 by Karen  Hale (Acrylic Painting)
Artscape 4
Acrylic Painting

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Artscape 3
Acrylic Painting

$ 65
$ 55.25
Captured II
Acrylic Painting

$ 65
$ 55.25
SOLD
From the Sea by Karen  Hale (Acrylic Painting)
From the Sea
Acrylic Painting

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Garden Poetry
Acrylic Painting

$ 2,600
$ 2,210
Autumn Glory
Painted Wall Sculpture

$ 230
$ 195.50
Which Way
Painted Wall Sculpture

$ 230
$ 195.50
Make Believe
Painted Wall Sculpture

$ 250
$ 212.50
Seems Right
Painted Wall Sculpture

$ 450
$ 382.50
Look Around
Painted Wall Sculpture

$ 550
$ 467.50
Night Shift
Painted Wall Sculpture

$ 230
$ 195.50
Whispered Thoughts
Acrylic Painting

$ 2,600
$ 2,210
SOLD
Spring Morning by Karen  Hale (Acrylic Painting)
Spring Morning
Acrylic Painting

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Long View II
Acrylic Painting

$ 95
$ 80.75
Where There is Quiet
Acrylic Painting

$ 2,550
$ 2,167.50
Come Away
Acrylic Painting

$ 1,850
$ 1,572.50
Speak Quietly
Acrylic Painting

$ 1,850
$ 1,572.50
Clearing Storm
Acrylic Painting

$ 2,600
$ 2,210
Beyond Reach
Acrylic Painting

$ 1,800
$ 1,530
On Reflection
Acrylic Painting

$ 1,800
$ 1,530
Determined
Acrylic Painting

$ 1,800
$ 1,530
Autumn
Acrylic Painting

$ 65
$ 55.25
Remnants
Acrylic Painting

$ 4,400
$ 3,740
Dots and Dashes 2
Acrylic Painting

$ 65
$ 55.25
SOLD
Bright Concept 2 by Karen  Hale (Acrylic Painting)
Bright Concept 2
Acrylic Painting

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Harmony and Peace
Acrylic Painting

$ 1,800
$ 1,530
Sitting Pretty
Acrylic Painting

$ 1,200
$ 1,020
Perfect Moment
Acrylic Painting

$ 550
$ 467.50
Ease Into Day
Acrylic Painting

$ 2,760
$ 2,346
Selected Exhibitions & Awards
Karen Hale - One Woman Show, Sutter Creek, CA, Amador Arts Gallery, 2013
Palo Alto Festival of the ARts, Palo Alto, CA, USA, University AVe,, 2007-2014
Emerging Artist, New York City, New York, USA, Art Business News, 2007
Stanford Art Spaces, Palo Alto, CA, USA, Stanford University, 2004
Collections
La Quinta Arts Festival, Civic Center Campus, La Quinta, CA, USA, 2007-2014